Planets and Stars with Open University and Dark Sky Wales

Friday 28th June 2019 from 20:00pm to Saturday 29th June 2019 00:30am

Brecon - Libanus Mountain Centre

Libanus, Brecon, Powys, LD3 8ER, Wales


We are about to take you out of this world with FREE (registration required) expert lectures, planet observation and stargazing experience. The Open University in Wales has paired up with Dark Sky Wales for this spectacular space event.

You will learn about the stars and our solar system across two fascinating talks:

Open University experts who worked on the academic team behind the current BBC series: The Planets, will delve deeper into the science behind our solar system from Godfather planets to icy moons and the changing climate of Mars.

Dark Sky Wales astronomy experts will take you through our milky way in their digital planetarium. You will be guided mythological tour of the skies and explore the modern cosmos including galaxies and nebula.

After the talks we will help you spot planets in the night’s sky and stargaze using specialist telescopes in one of the world’s few dark sky reserves. You will be able to navigate your way around constellations of the northern hemisphere using expert guidance and star maps.

- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.

- Event will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting


This event is being organised by Open University Wales Cymru who should be contacted if you have any queries. We highly recommend you confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling. If you do attend it would be fantastic if you could let the organiser know you found them via Go Stargazing!


This is a free event that requires pre-registration via Eventbrite.

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Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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Location darkness on Friday 28th June 2019

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